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Briar Cliff University Baseball Announces Field Enhancements

Oct 19, 2020

Briar Cliff University and the Charger baseball program have broken ground on a new infield turf project. The renovation will begin with a new infield turf for the baseball field at the Bishop Mueller Complex, home of the Briar Cliff University Chargers and Bishop Heelan High School Crusaders. The new infield turf is the first and largest phase of a multi-phase project to the complex and is anticipated to be completed for the spring 2021 season.

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Briar Cliff Education Program Earns Unanimous State Reaccreditation

Oct 1, 2020

Briar Cliff University’s Teacher Preparation Program received unanimous approval for reaccreditation from the State of Iowa Board of Education on September 17. ...


Briar Cliff Announces 2020 Community Awards

Sep 28, 2020

On Sunday, Briar Cliff University hosted their 89th Commencement Ceremony at the Tyson Events Center. During the ceremony, Jim and Bev Wharton, Sr. Shirley Fineran, Dr. Gerald and Sheryl McGowan received recognition for their significant contributions to BCU’s caring community over the years. ...


Briar Cliff University Hosts 89th Commencement Ceremony

Sep 27, 2020

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce the winners of program awards as well as recognizing this year’s graduating class of the Honors Program. ...


Briar Cliff Alumni Receives James Madison Fellowship

Jun 15, 2020

Nicholas Hegge, an alumnus of Briar Cliff University, has been awarded a 2020 James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, VA. ...


Students Receive Program Awards and Honors Recognition

Jun 8, 2020

Briar Cliff is pleased to announce the winners of program awards as well as recognizing this year’s graduating class of the Honors Program. ...


Briar Cliff Alumni Raise Over 34K to Change Lives

Jun 5, 2020

To support the ever emerging needs students and families who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, Briar Cliff University recently established the BCUnited Emergency Scholarship Fund. This emergency fund will be used to help students overcome unique, extraordinary, and unforeseen financial circumstances while attending Briar Cliff University. ...


Briar Cliff Sunday Raises Over 26K for Diocesan Scholarships

Jun 3, 2020

This year’s Briar Cliff Sunday generated over $26,000 from special collections throughout the Diocese of Sioux City parishes. At this annual event, held January 25-26, local parishes and generous Catholic donors came together to raise money for scholarships. ...


Briar Cliff Announces GOLD Alumni Award Recipient

May 6, 2020

Briar Cliff University announced on Tuesday the recipient of the 2020 GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) is Mackenzie Lien. ...


Briar Cliff Announces Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

May 6, 2020

Briar Cliff University announced on Friday the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award is Matt Holmes. ...


Phil Hey Reading Series: Alumni Voices

Mar 5, 2020

Briar Cliff University presents “Alumni Voices” as a part of the Phil Hey Reading Series at 7 p.m. on March 18 in Meis Recital Hall. ...


Baseball Alumni Raise Over $18,000 for Program

Sep 9, 2019

The Briar Cliff University’s alumni booster “Touch ‘Em All Club” raised over $18,000 at their annual golf tournament at Green Valley Golf Course this August. ...


Briar Cliff announces alumni award recipients

May 9, 2019

Briar Cliff University recognized two alumni with its annual Alumni Awards on May 7 at Toast to the Tassel, an event celebrating the graduating class. Jane Shey (’79) received the Distinguished Alumni Award and Jake Rosenmeyer (’15) received the GOLD Alumni Award. ...


BCUnite: United in mission, values and Charger pride

May 2, 2019

BCUnite is an annual day of giving with one goal: to raise dollars for Briar Cliff University’s annual scholarship fund. Ultimately, we want to support all students interested in attending Briar Cliff by providing them access to education. ...


Briar Cliff alumni featured at Phil Hey Reading Series

Mar 19, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host an alumni reading by Melanie Krieps Mergen (’17) and Angelica Mercado (’16) as a part of the Phil Hey Reading Series on Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in Meis Recital Hall on the BCU campus. ...


Women’s philanthropy initiative at Briar Cliff names co-chairs

Mar 6, 2019

The 1930, a women’s philanthropy initiative committed to supporting and empowering female students at Briar Cliff University, has named Christie Finnegan and Mary Guinane as the co-chairs for the organization. ...